A couple of weeks ago I decided to refashion my diesel jeans, part 1 can be seen here.
I’ve put so much thought into doing them, more time thinking than sewing, as I wanted them to be just right.
Eventually I decided to use the plain blue which had been dyed. I spent a whole afternoon creating lots of stitches onto it with a twin needle and 2 colours – charcoal and a goldy colour – to give the fabric a bit more interest.
Originally they were going to be pintucks, but then tension on my machine wasn’t behaving, hence going for just the parallel stitces, but suddenly in the middle of sewing unwanted pintucks began to form!! Rather annoying after many failed attempts to create them early.
Once the bottom piece was ready I chopped the legs of my jeans and joined the crotch to form a skirt. If you’re thinking about having a go at refashioning your own jeans, beware!! This part was way trickier than I thought it would be.
I stitched the front and back where i had previously pinned but had a sticky out bit at the front – not a good look!
I’m gutted!! It looks terrible on! Not at all flattering!
I’ve decided to abandon the project for now, and in the meantime hunt out some floaty fabric, probably floral, and later in the summer make it into a maxi skirt. Watch out for Diesel Jeans Refashion No 3!
Even thought I’m really disappointed with the finished result, on a positive note, I think I’ve conquered my twin needle phobia!